Subscribe to my posts
Name: Email: For:Email address will not be published
(but it's required)Wcry update. Over 97% infections entered on Win7, not XP (that usually crashed b4 WCry took hold). Computers infected hadnt installed crit MS security patch in March. Business often delays patches till they(Sunday, May 21. 2017 03:13 AM)test compatibility w/their proprietary software. Emails played no role; it spread by scanning I-net 4computers w/open Server Message Block ports. Worm then used a mod’d version of EternalBlue, the NSA SMB exploit leaked by Shadow Brokers. From there, WCry propagates inside local network. http://tiny.cc/x4talyHealth insurers r planning big rate hikes on O’care next yr. State ins regulators, both Dem & Repub, have concluded they cant count on Trump admin 2help consumers afford a health plan next yr, which means(Saturday, May 20. 2017 12:13 AM)reduced enrollments & questionable profits 4 ins co(s) unless premiums r raised. Of course Trump & GOP cynical narrative is O’care collapsing due2 flaws in ACA law. What really happening, as done b4, is Repubs r threatening2 starve ACA of funding trying 2force O’care collapse. http://tiny.cc/ex99kyhalginsberg(Saturday, May 13. 2017 05:59 PM)Mostly using Win7 and 10 now. Hope I’m safe.Nations grapple with huge cyberattack, but more’s coming.(Saturday, May 13. 2017 02:54 PM)Attn obsolete M$ OS users (including Hal if this still applies). Friday’s worldwide ransomware attack uses any unpatched computer on your network as an entrypoint in its attempt 2take down your(Saturday, May 13. 2017 01:28 PM)entire network. The attack has prompted M$ 2take the unusual step of making at least some of the limited security fixes it still creates4 obsolete Windows systems avail 4free (including XP). Millions of users still have such networks & many more occasionally fire up an old XP computer & hardware. http://tiny.cc/wvg5kyThe frantic pace of the Trump debacle is quickening. I cant even keep up using this Trump synopsis site: What The F Just Happened Today? BTW, this is a great site 2check ea day as u prep 4 ur show.(Thursday, May 11. 2017 02:42 AM)http://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/ BTW, the 111day-old site WTFJHT site is now garnering ~$8k/mo in donations on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/wtfjht (Click overview.) // Bill Press @ ~7days on Patreon: $130/mo http://www.patreon.com/bpshow // Karel: $977/mo http://www.patreon.com/karelInside Trump’s anger & impatience — & his “sudden” decision to fire Comey. Trump was angry Comey wouldnt support his baseless claim that Obama had his campaign offices wiretapped. He was frustrated when Comey(Thursday, May 11. 2017 01:52 AM)In a rare win for enviros since T took office, Senate defeated on Wed a GOP-led rollback of an Obama-era methane gas rule. The rule finalized under Obama in Nov, req oil/gas co(s) 2actively plug leaks of(Wednesday, May 10. 2017 10:43 PM)nat gas while scaling back venting/burning gas in order2 extract more profitable crude oil. In the end, 3 Repubs sided w/Dems – McCain of AZ, Lindsey Graham of SC, & Susan Collins of ME, all who have expressed concern re climate cg & backed legislation 2tackle the issue. http://tiny.cc/flq3kyOn Fri’s HBO’s “Real Time”, host Bill Maher stated Syria’s dysfunction started due2 climate change. 75% of Syrian farms failed. A million & a half ppl migrated2 cities. That’s where it began.”(Wednesday, May 10. 2017 02:12 AM)Shade(Wednesday, May 10. 2017 01:52 AM)1-10-17 AG J Sessions, under oath, conceals multi meetings w/high-level Russian official while actively campaigning4 Trump. 3-2-17 AG Sessions gets caught & forced2 recuse himself from ongoing FBI investigation(Wednesday, May 10. 2017 01:08 AM)Shade(Tuesday, May 9. 2017 06:05 PM)Comey fired by Trump, after Comey virtually handed Trump the election? Sounds like Comey was getting too close on Trump’s connections w/the Russians. Time for that “yellow rain’ video to come out – but then we get Pence.Shade(Saturday, May 6. 2017 05:39 PM)Hal is back as a Facebook broadcaster doing a 1-hr live show ea weekday morning from 10-11 EST (7-8 PT). U can watch & listen at the Hal Ginsberg Show page at https://www.facebook.com/halitics/. Call in to discuss the issues of the day at 240-283-7262. http://mailchi.mp/875722968863/the-hal-ginsberg-morning-show (Ignore the snail-mail addr.)Late nite host Seth Meyers gives nightly spot-on analysis mixed w/humor, facts like AHCA may cause 24M ppl 2lose ins, premiums 4older poor ppl could raise by <750%, Medicaid spending is cut by $880B, &(Friday, May 5. 2017 05:26 AM)wealthiest of us get a ~$1T taxcut (AHCA’s real purpose). States could “wave out” of ACA ban on pre-existing conditions & on essential benefits like pregnancy coverage, lab tests, emerg rm visits, ambulance trips. High risk pools r only 2c Repubs through next election. More here: https://youtu.be/3mtZ60AvDQY?t=254By the WH insisting on proposals that both parties on Capitol Hill knew couldnt pass – starting w/the ridiculous border wall – the WH took itself out of the game & ceded power2 Congress. So instead of(Tuesday, May 2. 2017 01:55 AM)delivering on Trump’s priorities, Repubs & Dems seized on their opportunity2 fully fund ea of their favored agencies & they cut a bipartisan deal. Worse from the WH perspective, is that Congress may have also drafted a blueprint on how they will manage T’s wild ideas in the future. http://tiny.cc/l6bwky8 ways Trump got rolled in his 1st budget negotiation: 1)Explicit restrictions2 block border wall, 2)Non-defense domestic spending will go up, 3)Obama’s cancer moonshot generously funded, 4)Trump(Monday, May 1. 2017 11:00 AM)Shade(Sunday, Apr 30. 2017 03:58 PM)On “Face the Nation” Sun, Trump said his latest healthplan “guarantees” coverage 2those w/PE conditions. However, unlike O’care, ins co(s) could charge higher rates should ppl ever allow coverage2(Sunday, Apr 30. 2017 03:48 PM)lapse (as usually happens when one becomes too ill 2work). Pence says there w b subsidized state-op pools 4those w/PE conditions, but AARP projects those prem $25k/yr+ & Repubs w underfund pools w/block grants. Result? Profits privatized, ppl w/serious med probs get underfunded coverage @ public expense. http://tiny.cc/4o6ukyEmployers dont hire/keep those w/poor hlth. But SSDI only awards benefits if it finds that4 med reasons, u unable 2earn $1170/mo 4a period of 1yr+ – regardless of ur prev earnings! It usually takes yrs 2b(Saturday, Apr 22. 2017 03:47 PM)approved, most lose absolutely everything 1st. Benefits r’t high either. Say u prev earned $50k/yr supporting a family & u recv SSDI award. Avg benefit ~$1.2k/mo, & if u have kids, an additional $600/mo divided amongst them. Ppl dont live this application hell & then meager award if they have other options. http://tiny.cc/x3fpkyThe Washington Post ran a correction to its disability story. Here’s why it’s still wrong. There’s a term for using data this way: cherry-picking. Media should take great care in its coverage of critical(Saturday, Apr 22. 2017 01:07 AM)programs like SSDI. Reporting based on outliers—not to mention flawed data analysis—risks misleading the public & policymakers in ways that could jeopardize the economic wellbeing & if not the very survival of millions already on the financial brink w/severe illnesses & disabilities. http://tiny.cc/df4oky
Category Archives: Uncategorized
With Trump’s inauguration still weeks away, Robert Kuttner of the American Prospect is calling for progressives to begin building a public case for impeachment by “keep[ing] a running dossier [on Trump’s illegal actions] and forward[ing] updates at least weekly to … Continue reading
Whoever hacked the DNC, Russia or somebody else, and sourced Wikileaks only confirmed that Hillary Clinton is who we thought she was.
Shortly after the Presidential election, I urged progressives to focus on improving circumstances for poor, working, and middle-class people in targeted localities and states. At the national level, President-elect Trump and the solidly Republican Congress will not be responsive to … Continue reading
Way Back in August 2015, I wrote: [Hillary Clinton’s] long history of cozying up to moneyed and corporate interests has not led to overwhelming financial support from them but it has led to fragmented support for her from the labor … Continue reading
Tuesday night a large crowd of Montgomery County residents, including a strong union presence, braved fog and rain outside the County Council’s offices in Rockville to participate in the ongoing national “Fight for $15.”
Apocryphal Chinese curse – May you live in interesting times. Voltaire – We must tend to our garden.
The New York Times Editorial Board claims that the Trump administration will empower China if it walks away from the TPP. Here’s my response: Ratifying the TPP would have empowered the Beijing Communists without question given their profound influence over … Continue reading
racism: noun 1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that … Continue reading
Today, Donald Trump would probably beat Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head matchup 538’s Nate Silver predicts. Ah but the election won’t be held today you reply. Correctomundo. When the election is actually conducted sayeth Silver, Clinton should squeeze out a … Continue reading
There are a number of excellent reasons progressives should vote for Hillary Clinton for President while the arguments in favor of Jill Stein or sitting out the election do not hold water.
For the record, I don’t think Donald Trump will be the next President. Although a CBS/NYT poll published Thursday shows a tight race and oracle Nate “Tarnished” Silver now gives Trump a 1 in 3 shot at winning, I would … Continue reading
Last month, I posted that I would be off until July 11 at least. Since then, I have been moving forward in a different direction and will not be able to continue the Morning Show. Although I may resuscitate the … Continue reading
I will be taking a hiatus from the Hal Ginsberg Morning Show starting Monday June 19. I intend to return on Monday July 11. My show airs 6-9 am Pacific/9-noon east coast Monday – Friday. Listen at halginsberg.com/dListen-Now/, radiomonterey.com, and … Continue reading
CA, NJ, NM, MT, and ND are holding primaries Tuesday. Feels anti-climactic doesn’t it – at least on the Republican side. Think how you’ll feel next week when contemplating the DC primaries. We’ll continue to focus on the race for … Continue reading
My son Michael is graduating from high school! I’ll be back Thursday morning.
The race for the Presidency continues to suck all the oxygen from the room. We’ll be discussing developments all week. Just 9 days from the California primary as I write. Here’s what’s on tap and more.
1) Denial – there’s no way this can be happening. Bernie really won New York if you don’t count Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx and Long Island. Just look at the returns from Jamestown and Elmira. 2) Anger – it’s … Continue reading